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2021 M3 MIC - how should the powered boot behaviour?

Chiily

Member
Jan 12, 2021
25
9
Bristol
Really stupid question, I'm.sure the answer is simple.

I find the boot doesn't open far enough, there's a few more cms of swing left once the power boot has powered open. I thought it was possible to "reset" the opening position by setting the boot opening to the position you want, press the button to close and the boot would remember the previous position...well, no, just opens to where it opened before...


Am I missing something obvious?
 
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Cardo

Member
Sep 22, 2020
331
212
Surrey, UK
Really stupid question, I'm.sure the answer is simple.

I find the boot doesn't open far enough, there's a few more cms of swing left once the power boot has powered open. I thought it was possible to "reset" the opening position by setting the boot opening to the position you want, press the button to close and the boot would remember the previous position...well, no, just opens to where it opened before...


Am I missing something obvious?
Once the boot is at the open position you want, press and hold the button until it confirms. Then it’ll open to there in future.
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
255
106
Basildon
How noisy is the boot meant to be by the way? I didn't really notice it the first couple days but now that the novelty has died slightly, i'm realising that the boot is shutting with quite a loud thunk.

Just don't know if that's normal or not?
 

drewpost

Member
Aug 12, 2017
479
367
Surrey, United Kingdom
How noisy is the boot meant to be by the way? I didn't really notice it the first couple days but now that the novelty has died slightly, i'm realising that the boot is shutting with quite a loud thunk.

Just don't know if that's normal or not?
Is yours a Fremont car of one of the Shanghai cars? I think I remember a YouTube video made an observation that there was a difference between the two with the Fremont car being noticeably louder.
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
255
106
Basildon
Is yours a Fremont car of one of the Shanghai cars? I think I remember a YouTube video made an observation that there was a difference between the two with the Fremont car being noticeably louder.

Its a MIC - so yeah....I can't blame it on that.


Eventually i'll have to get a ranger out to adjust my back door handles (only noticed yesterday they are in slightly) so I'll get them to listen and see if its normal or not probably.
 

Medved_77

TM3 SR+ | MSM+Black | No FSD
Jan 20, 2020
1,924
1,886
Scotland
Eventually i'll have to get a ranger out to adjust my back door handles (only noticed yesterday they are in slightly) so I'll get them to listen and see if its normal or not probably.
The rear door handles are recessed slightly on all Model 3's so you may not have an issue there, unless they're obviously wonky.
 
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Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
255
106
Basildon
The rear door handles are recessed slightly on all Model 3's so you may not have an issue there, unless they're obviously wonky.
Oh didn't realise that! Had seen a few complaints about them but didn't think it applied to me so didn't pay that much attention until yesterday.

Ok then. Guess I just need to research the boot issue on its own!
 

tridge

Member
Mar 15, 2021
12
1
Birmingham, UK
Really stupid question, I'm.sure the answer is simple.

I find the boot doesn't open far enough, there's a few more cms of swing left once the power boot has powered open. I thought it was possible to "reset" the opening position by setting the boot opening to the position you want, press the button to close and the boot would remember the previous position...well, no, just opens to where it opened before...


Am I missing something obvious?
Mine is the same, even after resetting there is a few more cms of movement to be pushed manually before fully open. Annoying as it's those last few cms which would stop me banging my head. I've reset it after manually forcing to 'most open' position and it still does it. I asked the service centre about it and they weren't sure, said they would check with other cars but then got distracted by the real issue it was in for so I don't know anymore than that.
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
255
106
Basildon
Thank you.
Ok so once again forgot all about this and just went to check. Short answer, no.

When its open, the rams are at their maximum extension and the boot lid just shifts about a bit on its hinges.

I do however remember when I first picked the car up and the boot only opened about 3/4 of the way, so I pushed it all the way and held the button down until it beeped. Was the same process as my previous Rav 4 so I didn't even realise what I was doing to be honest.

Since then its been opening all the way just fine.
 

tridge

Member
Mar 15, 2021
12
1
Birmingham, UK
Ok so once again forgot all about this and just went to check. Short answer, no.

When its open, the rams are at their maximum extension and the boot lid just shifts about a bit on its hinges.

I do however remember when I first picked the car up and the boot only opened about 3/4 of the way, so I pushed it all the way and held the button down until it beeped. Was the same process as my previous Rav 4 so I didn't even realise what I was doing to be honest.

Since then its been opening all the way just fine.
Thanks for checking. The rams have a little tiny way still to go on mine (a 2021 version Fremont car delivered Q4 2020) I think, a little more than just rocking on the hinges.
 

tridge

Member
Mar 15, 2021
12
1
Birmingham, UK
Really stupid question, I'm.sure the answer is simple.

I find the boot doesn't open far enough, there's a few more cms of swing left once the power boot has powered open. I thought it was possible to "reset" the opening position by setting the boot opening to the position you want, press the button to close and the boot would remember the previous position...well, no, just opens to where it opened before...


Am I missing something obvious?
Did you resolve this? My 2021 M3LR delivered Q4 2020 has the exact same issue and resetting the boot height does not fix it. I would estimate there's maybe 1.5-2in of travel which is not extended by the power boot.

Be interested to hear if anyone else has this issue and whether I should be reporting to SC please?
 

Billbrown1982

TM3 LR 2021 | Red | FSD
Dec 21, 2020
255
106
Basildon
Have you guys tried "setting" the boot to a really low height first. Like halfway open. Then set it again to the max opening to see if it makes any difference?

Just a thought.
 

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